AltSchool’s mission is to enable all children to reach their full potential. We are a public benefit corporation and a Certified B Corporation, bringing together a unique partnership of educators, engineers and researchers to create a proprietary learning platform guided by the most comprehensive body of current educational research. AltSchool’s platform is designed to empower schools everywhere to offer personalized, whole-child learning for each student, and to enable teachers to truly understand each child—both deep and wide—so they can develop and deliver a personalized curriculum that helps each child thrive.
Headquartered in San Francisco, AltSchool currently operates a network of eight schools in California and New York, which serve as learning labs for ongoing research and development. Starting fall 2017, that network of schools will expand to include the first cohort of pilot partner schools using the AltSchool platform of products and services. We are backed by many key investors including Founders Fund, Andreessen Horowitz, Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan’s donor-advised fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, who are committed to help achieve the goal of making the best education, the most accessible.
The Operations team is the engine that keeps the gears of AltSchool moving. The Operations team works to ensure the satisfaction of our students, parents, and teachers, while also running our school sites and expanding our network. They engineer the day-to-day AltSchool experience from behind the scenes, iterating across teams throughout the company on operational strategies and processes in order to foster the best learning environment possible. As the part of our organization that is closest to students, teachers, and parents, the Operations team owns the relationships for all of the lab school stakeholders.
Head of Enrollment--New York
As Head of Enrollment, New York, you will introduce prospective families to AltSchool and match students, teachers, parents and facilities. The ideal candidate has experience running a K-8 or K-12 admissions process at a leading school in the New York Area as well as existing connections to the community of preschool and peer school leadership in the region.
Ensure New York schools achieve growth and quality goals with efficient use of resources.
Ensure prospective students and parents have an informative, convenient and inspiring end-to-end experience as they learn about AltSchool and make their school decision.
Ensure AltSchool deeply understands prospective parents and students and can compose optimally balanced classes.
Interface closely with marketing to understand and meet family demand for AltSchool and to tell the AltSchool story.
Collect and analyze feedback from stakeholders to identify and execute continual process + product improvements both internally and externally.
Facilitate and present the AltSchool “pitch” to prospective families, including tours, open house and other family events.
Demonstrated excellence in leading an admissions process at a top independent school.
High EQ and strong empathy for educators, parents and students.
Strong leadership and people management experience; ability to work with diverse stakeholders.
Ability to thrive in a startup environment; takes initiative and is comfortable with ambiguity.
Excitement about helping children succeed through a child-centered, technology-enabled primary education.
Strong organizational and process planning skills.
Excellent public speaking/presentation skills (for open houses, tours and school events).
AltSchool is an interdisciplinary team of educators, technologists and entrepreneurs building a network of schools that prepare students for our changing world. Each individual school is able to adapt to the needs of students, families and the surrounding community; the larger network connects everyone together and enables a far greater impact in our efforts to improve education. Underlying it all... is a platform and curriculum that is personalized to each individual child.
Our team has come together because we all believe that more is possible. AltSchool provides a rich and personally meaningful education that is built for our children’s future.